Guatemala - La Esmeralda
This coffee has a great body, it is balanced and sweet with flavours of red berries and florals
Finca La Esmeralda is located in the Sierra Minas region of San Agustín Acasaguastlán, El Progreso department of Guatemala. The Finca's coffee story started in 1962 when Romelio Ramirez Cruz bought Finca Los Balsamos. When Romelio became too old, management of the farm was passed on to the second generation of the farm. Los Balsamos was divided over the three heirs. One of these three estates came to be Finca La Esmeralda.
La Esmeralda has Bourbon, Caturra and Catuai trees under cultivation over an area of 56 hectares. The careful processing at the wet mill of La Esmeralda creates a unique profile for Guatemalan coffees. The Finca has its own processing unit on the farm. At the peak of the harvest, in December/January, the best qualities are made. We selected a micro-lot from the top of their production!
To get these intense and flavourful qualities, cherries are selectively picked when fully ripe. The uniformly ripe cherries are processed with great care and attention to detail. Cherries are mechanically pulped, dry fermented for 12 hours and washed in the grading channel. La Esmeralda has a drying patio and raised drying tables for the micro-lots. The parchment for this lot dried for 2-3 weeks on the tables. The result of all this is dense beans with a bright and crisp, balanced cupping profile.
|Variety||Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai|
|Region||San Agustín Acasaguastlàn – El Progreso|
|Farm/Washing Station||Finca La Esmeralda|
|Crop||Dec - Jan 2017|
|Altitude||1.300 - 1.400 m|
|Flavour profile||great body, balanced and sweet, red berries and florals|